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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 09:21 PM
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24. Teehee
As one of the one in one hundred and fifty folks on this earth for whom this really is true, I'm highly amused. But, I must take a moment to provide a public service announcement:

I have Celiac Sprue, a not very rare and yet not well known disease. I'm allergic to gluten, which is primarily in wheat and barley. It causes the lining of my small intestine to become inflamed and eventually it flattens the cilia in that area so that I end up not absorbing nutrients. Gross, huh? Well, luckily after a couple of decades of getting every diagnosis but the right one, it finally got figured out. I haven't eaten anything with gluten in it for six years and I'm a new woman. I highly recommend to anyone who has been given the diagnosis of IBS or really, any autoimmune disease that you make sure you don't have Celiac - it is the great pretender (see number 8 in the above satire - it really is part of all of those!). Doctors here in the US still believe it is a disease primarily effecting Europeans because it was in Europe that well controlled studies were done and doctors there suspect Celiac first instead of last so many, many more people get the right diagnosis. They finally did a big study here in the US and tested a large contingent of people with and without symptoms and the numbers were the same as in Europe, except that only one in three thousand gets diagnosed here! It should be the first thing the doctors think of but it is still the last here in the country that supposedly has the best healthcare.

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  - Then there's di-hydrogen monoxide!  havocmom   Apr-04-08 07:02 PM   #1 
  - NO! not that!  antifaschits   Apr-04-08 07:07 PM   #3 
     - Really! I had to go get a drink after just posting it!  havocmom   Apr-04-08 07:10 PM   #5 
  - Bread fucked my cousin up beyond redemption  Orwellian_Ghost   Apr-04-08 07:06 PM   #2 
  - Man, I am so SCREWN!  dicksteele   Apr-04-08 07:08 PM   #4 
  - In some communities, they made it illegal to feed it  havocmom   Apr-04-08 07:11 PM   #6 
  - lol!  turtlensue   Apr-04-08 07:11 PM   #7 
  - well then someone needs to spank me  The Straight Story   Apr-04-08 07:11 PM   #8 
     - Heh. someone knows me all too well  turtlensue   Apr-04-08 08:02 PM   #16 
        - Thank you, may I have another with a slice of bread  The Straight Story   Apr-04-08 08:05 PM   #17 
  - AND, you can't take it with you!  panader0   Apr-04-08 07:12 PM   #9 
  - That's hilarious!  Juniperx   Apr-04-08 07:13 PM   #10 
  - I double dog dare any one of you to so much as reach for my sourdough.  Rosemary2205   Apr-04-08 07:16 PM   #11 
  - CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN RIGHT FUCKING NOW!eleven  Opposite Reaction   Apr-04-08 07:18 PM   #12 
  - Indeed - we need warning labels on bread and higher taxes on it  The Straight Story   Apr-04-08 07:20 PM   #13 
  - "eleven" ?  Elspeth   Apr-04-08 07:28 PM   #14 
     - LOL!  Opposite Reaction   Apr-04-08 07:52 PM   #15 
        - Ah...  Elspeth   Apr-04-08 08:43 PM   #18 
           - Your not series!1  Opposite Reaction   Apr-04-08 09:42 PM   #34 
  - This is NOT funny.  cbayer   Apr-04-08 09:05 PM   #19 
  - I made her some garlic bread  The Straight Story   Apr-04-08 09:11 PM   #21 
  - Ha!  tavalon   Apr-04-08 09:25 PM   #27 
     - I am so sorry about your celiac sprue.  cbayer   Apr-04-08 09:30 PM   #30 
        - They do!  tavalon   Apr-04-08 10:20 PM   #37 
  - Death by carbohydrate  Mind_your_head   Apr-04-08 09:09 PM   #20 
  - well, I am not sure you get the point of it  The Straight Story   Apr-04-08 09:18 PM   #23 
     - yeah, I don't get the point of it.......  Mind_your_head   Apr-04-08 09:25 PM   #28 
        - That's ok  The Straight Story   Apr-04-08 09:31 PM   #31 
           - okay. eom  Mind_your_head   Apr-04-08 09:35 PM   #32 
  - Marie Antoinette was so misunderstood.  aikoaiko   Apr-04-08 09:12 PM   #22 
  - Teehee  tavalon   Apr-04-08 09:21 PM   #24 
  - You realize there are actually people this anti-bread  Jed Dilligan   Apr-04-08 09:21 PM   #25 
  - Celiac Sprue  tavalon   Apr-04-08 09:26 PM   #29 
     - That isn't the only reason  Jed Dilligan   Apr-04-08 11:32 PM   #39 
  - One man's bread is another man's poison...  IMModerate   Apr-04-08 09:24 PM   #26 
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  - love the ending...  il_lilac   Apr-04-08 09:45 PM   #35 
  - And let's not ignore the hazards of milk!  FloridaJudy   Apr-04-08 10:06 PM   #36 
  - Please pass the bread. n/t  anitar1   Apr-04-08 10:43 PM   #38 
  - Funny - but white bread really is bad for you.  TexasObserver   Apr-04-08 11:40 PM   #40 
  - Actually, probably not.  Rosemary2205   Apr-04-08 11:51 PM   #41 
  - Dont you DARE talk about Wheat or Rye for that mattter  BoneDaddy   Apr-05-08 12:10 AM   #42 
  - sure, you say this now....but it's too little too late.  orleans   Apr-05-08 01:06 AM   #43 
  - It's funny how this is posted as a joke  Snarkturian Clone   Apr-05-08 03:03 AM   #44 
  - No need for name-calling.  Dangerously Amused   Apr-05-08 07:57 AM   #45 
     - I would take you more seriously if you knew how to use commas. NT  Snarkturian Clone   Apr-05-08 10:48 AM   #48 
        - Upon a cursory glance of your first post, I count four punctuation and/or grammatical errors.  Dangerously Amused   Apr-05-08 12:30 PM   #50 
           - I was just messin' with ya  Snarkturian Clone   Apr-05-08 01:55 PM   #51 
              - I didn't "fall" for anything.  Dangerously Amused   Apr-05-08 03:48 PM   #53 
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  - Post hoc ergo propter hoc  Inchworm   Apr-05-08 10:52 AM   #49 
  - Don't tell billyskank!  KitchenWitch   Apr-05-08 01:56 PM   #52 
  - The Story of Bread  Cabcere   Apr-05-08 04:58 PM   #54 
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  - Haha!  AspieGrrl   Apr-05-08 07:01 PM   #56 
 

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